KANSAS CITY, MO — Energy performance contracting unit, CMS Viron Energy Services, announced it has been awarded a contract valued at almost $2 million from Valparaiso University of Valparaiso, IN.

CMS will provide facility upgrades that it says will lower the university's energy cost by about $2.9 million. The contract calls for CMS to not only retrofit lighting throughout the campus, but also to implement campus-wide water conservation measures by modifying existing water use fixtures and meters along with various other energy efficiency upgrades.

CMS will install a control system that will monitor energy usage in 15 buildings and provide remote control capabilities for the heating and air-conditioning equipment in those buildings. The company says this will improve the comfort for the students and provides troubleshooting capabilities for the university staff and provide temperature and occupancy control.

Publication date: 01/08/2001